Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
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Physics (B.S.)

Administered by the Physics and Engineering Technology Department

Effective Fall, 2009

For a major in Physics, the Bachelor of Science program requires 71 semester hours; 15 of the required semester hours count toward general education requirements. Thus, in addition to the above program requirements, students must complete 35 to 44 semester hours in general education. The balance of the university's 120 semester hours requirement for a bachelor's degree comes from electives.

Bachelor of Science required courses include:

52.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

52.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

53.125 Calculus I

53.126 Calculus II

53.225 Calculus III

53.322 Differential Equations

54.123 Contemporary Physics or 58.101 Intro to Engineering Tech or an additional physics course numbered higher than 54.300

54.211 General Physics I

54.212 General Physics II

54.302 Mechanics: Dynamics

54.310 Modern Atomic Physics

54.314 Electricity and Magnetism

54.315 Electronics

54.318 Optics

54.400 Advanced Physics Laboratory

54.422 Thermodynamics

54.450 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

56.116 Algorithmic Processes for Computers

8 semester hours chosen from other physics courses numbered above 54.300

One of the following three courses:

53.226 Calculus IV
53.314 Linear Algebra
56.373 Numerical Methods in Computing